Mercedes-AMG Performance Range Is Getting Big Changes
Inevitably, electric Mercedes-AMG models will be heavier than their combustion counterparts. To compensate for the extra weight added by batteries, AMG is investing in “sophisticated chassis software.” Schiemer is confident that improvements in charging times and infrastructure will enable customers to accept AMG cars with smaller and lighter batteries, which will result in better performance.
To maximize the potential of its electric performance cars, AMG will work closely with the High Performance Powertrains (HPP) division in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, where Mercedes’ Formula 1 engines are built. Schiemer believes this will “bring the logic and the philosophy” of F1 to road-legal performance cars.